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vows2014

On Monday, September 8, 2014, was a special day of the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the 96th anniversary of the death of the Servant of God Father Francis Jordan - founder of the Society of the Divine Saviour. Additionally the same day at 10am in the parish church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Bagno (Poland), Salvatorian seminarians and brothers renewed for another year their temporary professions of vows. 

continental

These few days (20-27 March 2014) leaders of the Salvatorian Asian/Australian Communities gathered together in Tagaytay City (Manila), Philippines with members of the General Council on the first Salvatorian Continental Leadership Meeting for Asia/Oceania to promote the reflection and discussion in a concrete way on Salvatorian Identity, Mission and Formation in the respective continental contexts, in order to help the local leadership develop ideas and point them in the direction to achieve concrete decisions as well as to reflect on other issues raised during the XVIII General Chapter 2012.

pl ordination 2013

On May 25th 2013 seven Salvatorian Deacons were ordained to the Priesthood by the Most Reverend Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki. The solemn celebration took place in Trzebinia (Poland), at the Basilica of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

newpopeCardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina has been elected Pope. The new Pontiff, who chose the name Pope Francis, is the first Latin American to become Roman Pontiff, and the first Jesuit. The Argentine cardinal was elected on Wednesday, 13th of March 2013 (European time).

new general

„The ordinary general chapter elects the superior general and his consultors for a six year term and provides for the election of the officers of the generalate according to the prescriptions of the general directory. (...) It enacts ordinances and directives which promote the growth and well being of the Society.”

Constitutions of the Society of the Divine Saviour - 710

Members of the new General Council elected during XVIII General Chapter of the Salvatorians

 

sds chapter

"The general chapter is a special opportunity for the Society, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to evaluate its apostolic and religious life. The chapter evaluates the state of the Society and gives directions for its life and ministry within the Church. It also helps build a spirit of unity within the whole Society. All of its deliberations proceed in an atmosphere of prayer and discernment. We prepare for the chapter, conscientiously elect the delegates, and support the chapter with our prayers."

Constitutions of the Society of the Divine Saviour – 709

pl ordination 2011

Polish Province of the Society of Divine Saviour has the gift of new priests and deacons.  On 28 May this year,  at the Shrine of Fatima in Trzebinia, seven Salvatorian deacons and five acolytes received their ordination from the hands of Bishop Jan Zajac.

jordan

Letter from Fr Andrew Urbanski SDS, Superior General of the Salvatorians

Dear Members of the Salvatorian Family,

I have immense joy and privilege to send you wonderful news. Today (14/01/2011) the Holy Father Benedict XVI authorized the Congregation for Causes of Saints to promulgate a decree of heroicity of virtues for our Beloved Founder.  

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